Liz Kim, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Art History
Dr. Liz Kim is a modern and contemporary art historian specializing in video art, with broader interests in the relationship between new and old media, American art, global art with focus on Asia, and art of the moving image. She has returned to the States after seven years abroad, where she studied for her MA in art history at Leiden University in the Netherlands, and her PhD in art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. She brings to TWU a broad experience of teaching from the Courtauld Institute of Art and University College London, two top institutions for art history in the UK.
Her research examines early video art in New York during the 1960s into the 1980s, with artists’ video representing a revolutionary alternative to the hegemony of network television’s representation of news and culture. She has presented her work at conferences and events hosted by various organizations, including those hosted by the Terra Foundation, University of Arts London, the Courtauld Institute of Art, the Association of Art Historians, and the College Art Association. In addition to these, she has been exploring her broader interests by organizing research events around themes of globalization and interdisciplinarity.